Seminary students in China are being forced to live under "absolute obedience" to the Communist Party and put the State ahead of God.
Persecution watchdog group China Aid correspondent Guo Baosheng said in a translated report that video has emerged of students at a graduation ceremony at Zhejiang Theological Seminary singing the Chinese anthem, which Guo said is only one of the signs of the ongoing government crackdown on Christianity in the country.
"It is obvious the seminary has degenerated into absolute obedience to the Communist Party's so-called Christian pastors' education base, becoming a Communist Party school dressed in the cloak of Christianity," Guo wrote. more >>
In what seems to be the worst and deadliest mass killing in Japan in recent history, 19 people were stabbed dead and 25 injured.
The perpetrator is believed to be a former employee of Tsukui Yamayuri En, a facility for the mentally ill. The suspect, according to reports, is 26 year-old Satoshi Uematsu. The police said that Eumatsu admitted to the crime and said that "it is better for disabled people [to] disappear."
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What was expected to be a 30-minute State of the Nation Address (SONA) of Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte, morphed into more than 90 minutes – the longest first SONA of a president in the history of the Philippines. The speech included a lot of personal ad libs and jokes that showed who and what mattered to the 71 year-old President.
Duterte speaking out of the norm is expected as he is touted to be somebody who will speak his mind. Presidential Communications Officer Secretary Martin Andanar said that the improvisations and side comments of Duterte is his way of weaving his magic touch to the masses. more >>
Despite the increasing persecution of Christians in China, the Communist country is on track to have the largest Christian population in the world by 2030, according to Rodney Pennington who studies religious trends for OMF International.
"We are overjoyed with what the Lord has already done in China," said Pennington, vice president for mobilization of OMF, a missions organization, in an interview with The Christian Post on Tuesday. "But that doesn't mean the task is finished."
By 2030 "China will almost certainly have the most evangelical Christians," he said, "and that will greatly shape the global evangelical Church in the coming years. more >>
The hard hitting President of the Republic of the Philippines, Rodrigo Roa Duterte, is set to deliver his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) to the nation who gave him a resounding victory in the last May 2016 polls. Duterte's first SONA is labeled as a "no-frills" event – with no Oscars-like fashion show and no theatrics.
In an unprecedented 91 percent approval rating, with 0.2 percent saying that they do not approve of the President and 8 percent saying that they neither trust nor distrust him, President Duterte's rating is higher than his predecessor former President Benigno Aquino III. Duterte is expected to deliver a 30-minute speech with the issue of Peace in the forefront.
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"Descendants of the Sun" has been a huge success, which added to the popularity of Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo. The couple has a unique chemistry that makes the show worthwhile. Furthermore, everything about the "Descendants of the Sun" has appealed to fans all over the world.
Are Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo Dating?
After the show's run for "Descendants of the Sun," there have been reports that the stars are dating off-screen. In fact, in these reports, they are seen holding hands, so fans are actually thinking of a future marriage. more >>